Magazine article American Forests


Magazine article American Forests


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Deborah Gangloff

Executive Director, AMERICAN FORESTS

The year 2000 marks a very special year for the National Register of Dig Trees. Not only does this 2000 edition coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Register, hot it is also the 10-year anniversary of AMERICAN FORESTS' partnership with The Davey Tree Expert Company.

Our alliance has been an exceptional experience far AMERICAN FORESTS; with Davey Tree's help and involvement we have received more attention end recognition for the National Register of Big Trees than over before. It remains of one of the most popular and enduring programs at AMERICAN FORESTS. With Davey Tree's help we have been able to produce and distribute a beautiful, four-color calendar each year, upgrade the database software package that helps us keep track of the champs, make the Register accessible on the World Wide Web, and bring people professional photographs of the national champions.

We also wont to thank oar State Big Tree Coordinators, who keep an eye on the national champs in their states. They are essential in gathering and updating data an the trees and providing general support to the program. They are truly our "eyes" across the country. With their help we are pleased to present the most comprehensive National Register of Big Trees ever published.

AMERICAN FORESTS has spent the last 125 years championing the value of trees in the U.S. and around the world. We are proud to present here the champions of the tree world--the largest known specimens of all our native and naturalized tree species. Their age, size, and grandeur compel us to join them in championing the environment. …

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